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Cramped quarters in the Old Quarter: two live in 2.5 m2 home

In a dark alley in Hanoi’s Old Quarter, a 2.5 m2 area has been home to a father and son for 26 years.

Hanoi couple lives atop a loo for 44 years

For 44 years, an elderly couple has been living in an 8-square meter corrugated sheet hut built on the roof of a toilet.

Experts, tourists face off on Hanoi Train Street closure

Hanoi’s decision to close down makeshift coffee shops along its iconic Train Street has ignited a debate between supporters and naysayers.
October 08, 2019 | 11:28 am GMT+7

Hanoi to ban vehicles from Old Quarter for Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations

Hanoi will ban vehicles from entering certain streets in the Old Quarter from August 30-September 13 to facilitate Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations.
August 29, 2019 | 05:45 pm GMT+7

Bustling nightlife at Hanoi beer hub

It’s a diminutive version of backpacker hangouts in Bangkok and Saigon, but Hanoi’s Ta Hien Street has its own charm.
July 15, 2019 | 09:11 pm GMT+7

Underwater life goes above ground in a quiet Hanoi village

A Hanoi village hosts a hub of shops that cater to a hobby and feng shui charm – pet fish.
July 14, 2019 | 11:41 am GMT+7

Hanoi’s eateries that close at dawn

Peckish at 3 am? No worries, downtown Hanoi has pho and banh mi stalls still open.
July 06, 2019 | 03:11 pm GMT+7

Hanoi to begin housing construction for Old Quarter residents’ relocation this year

Hanoi will begin construction of housing by year end to relocate 6,500 families from its Old Quarter as the city seeks to decongest the area.
June 26, 2019 | 10:26 am GMT+7

Hanoi artist makes enchanting 3D Old Quarter lightboxes

An artist combines LED lighting and the Japanese art of kirigami to create magical lightboxes of Hanoi's Old Quarter.
June 09, 2019 | 03:55 pm GMT+7

Hanoi reclaims arches under Old Quarter bridge

A total of 127 arches built by the French a century ago are to be opened to make room for cultural and commercial purposes, officials said.
April 27, 2019 | 09:00 am GMT+7

Frothed not fried: Hanoi's egg beer draws curious drinkers

A decades-old Hanoi cafe is delighting drinkers with a frothy beer cocktail that has no place on a breakfast menu.
April 09, 2019 | 08:01 am GMT+7

Hanoi named among top destinations for ‘every type of traveler’

Hanoi has made it to Time magazine’s list of “best destinations for every type of traveler”.
December 07, 2018 | 02:03 pm GMT+7

10 places to enjoy a full night in Hanoi

At night Hanoi’s streets are a combination of tranquility and bustle
November 23, 2018 | 02:22 pm GMT+7

Hanoi’s Old Quarter hotel catches fire, guests unharmed

A fire in Hanoi’s Old Quarter Thursday morning had foreign guests flee in panic, but no one was harmed.
November 22, 2018 | 09:59 am GMT+7

A Hanoi Old Quarter street that has stayed true to its name

Few of the Old Quarter guild streets have held on their traditional craft. Hang Thiec is one of them.
November 12, 2018 | 05:41 pm GMT+7
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